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Here goes...
This is a view of the future screen wall. The window will be covered.[ The plan is to have an 8-9ft SMX AT screen there with speakers behind. The poles will be filled w/ sand and wrapped w/ insulation, and framed w/ MDF, and made into columns. A matching column will be near them with the first surrounds.

Room Dimensions are/will be: 12wx18lx8h

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- The wall construction will be 2x6 with 2x4 staggered stud
- DRIcore flooring with carpet
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- Stage w/ sand
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Sounds great. Don't forget to keep those pics coming all along the way..
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This is looking toward the rear of the theater. There will be rear surrounds and a riser w/ 3 seats.

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Looks like that will be a nice space. It looks like your basement is more than 8 feet in height. Does the 8 feet come from the bottom of the steel beams?

+1 on the pics.....we all love pics here!

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Side View...
Back left is the sump, to the right of that will be rack, then half-bath in right corner. None of which will be in HT, there will be a hallway that separates them.

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The HT was originally going to be 15ft, but I decided to go with staggered stud 2x6s and made a hallway,etc. Cha,cha,chaaanges.

Here is a render...If anyone wants to know how I did this, feel free to PM me. I can send you a link to the software.







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Hallway that will have movie posters,etc. It will be just under 4 feet wide and the floor will be tile. The HT entrance will be a solid core door and will be just past the middle pole. The half bath will be just to the right.

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Those diaper boxes all contain old baby clothes. I sure wish I could have that $ back...

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Another shot of back of HT.

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looks like a great big space. i would be awefully tempted to move one of those posts and have much bigger theater. i did that and i am really glad i did. details of what was involved are in my build thread.

either way, it looks like a great space. best of luck!

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Back left is the sump, to the right of that will be rack, then half-bath in right corner. None of which will be in HT, there will be a hallway that separates them.


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Indy,
yeah...I saw your build thread. WOW (Insert jealous face here)
I debated about moving poles, HVAC, and other adjustments. I saw what you did, and I believe it was Strange Brew. I opted to just make it work with what I was dealt with. The house is 2 years old, and we bought it 90% done. i would have done alot of things different. thanks for the suggestion.

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Is this going to be Topgun in name only or are you going to do Pilots briefing room theme? Last year I was taking a tour of an aircraft carrier and when I got to the briefing room thought someone could do a theater based on the feel of the room.
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Here is some Airline seats for ya, Top Gun..

Link to Airline Seats

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RTROSE- Ceiling height is 8ft
BIG-I'm stealing alot of your ideas, so make sure and lurk around here every now and then. It's just a name. However, that would be a sweet HT, stewardesses anyone? I bet that was a cool tour you took.

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Staffy-Do those seats come with an ejection handle?

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Those diaper boxes all contain old baby clothes. I sure wish I could have that $ back...

LOL I had the same baby clothes storage in my basement! Donate those to charity and write them off. I wrote off every single one using Tax Deduction Pro. Then with the major tax savings you can buy a few new DVDs! Good Luck!

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DANGIT, that is my toy... as soon as I can find it on sale or from craigslist Please let us know how you like it and what a difference it makes..

I am such a NOOB at A/V..
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DANGIT, that is my toy... as soon as I can find it on sale or from craigslist Please let us know how you like it and what a difference it makes..

I really like it so far. The fuel cells last forever, and I am only charging the battery now b/c I didn't fully charge it when I got it. (I wanted to use it right away...bam!bam!. I nailed some scrap wood just for er, practice.
The only thing is, and no big deal for me, you need adequate ventilation, b/c of the fuel cells. Lucky for me I have the window, and it's not covered yet.(that's my screenwall).
By the way, that was an Ebay purchase. Like new, half price...about $175bucks.

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I don't have the Paslode framing nailer however I bought an air nailer for my HT project and after doing some framing by the "old fashion way" I don't regret my purchase at all. Made my framing go much faster for sure. Almost a must if you are DIY all alone as holding a stud steady and plum and trying to toe nail with a framing hammer for me was just about next to impossible.

I love getting new toys during my home projects. It is just about the only way I can justify spending money on getting new tools without feeling guilty.

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In the following pic is a view of what was going to be a hallway seperating the HT from a bathroom that will be on the right next to the sump. My frustration is: should I scrap the hallway and add 4 more feet onto the HT? I do not like the idea of a bathroom in my HT. The hallway was also going to provide an entrance with movie posters, etc. I wish I could have back all the time I have spent staring at walls down there. lol


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This is a crude example of how I had planned to do it.


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Those boxes of Pampers ($$$ down the drain and time demands from kids and wife)) are not a good sign for HT projects.

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Those boxes of Pampers ($$$ down the drain and time demands from kids and wife)) are not a good sign for HT projects.

Good luck.

I am glad the diaper days are over. They are 14,13,4,and 3(all girls) now.
And fortunately,I have their full support.

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Like others have said moving those posts would make things much easier. You could end up with something like this possibly (depending on where the posts actually lay and where they could be moved).

Anyway could you draw in where the posts actually are located on your drawing?


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IMO, you'd be better off with the hallway seperating the bathroom. It should buffer the flush a little better when guests are over... I think 15' is plenty wide for 2 rows of 4 depending on your seating choice and the wall for poster boxes will give it a nice look and feel.

Ah, I was reviewing your diagram for size then saw your original post saying 12' width due to staggared studs. Are you really losing 3' though? Shouldn't you be losing 4-6"?
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This is a crude example of how I had planned to do it.



That's quite a stack of Pampers you have there!

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Been working on the staggered stud walls, they sure are alot of work. I'll need to go to Lowes soon, my lumber supply is dwindling. I should have had it all delivered, but I am too cheap. I can usually get about 20 2x4s in my SUV, and it's only a 4-5 mile drive.

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